Correspondent Scott Pelley says it took a year for Bill and Melinda Gates to agree to allow "60 Minutes" to follow them to India and beyond for a (fawning, but what else would you expect?) segment on their foundation's unprecedented cash giveaway. So what reward do we, the viewers, get for such patience? A charmingly retrograde question from Pelley!
In between "catching" Melinda "misplacing" $9 billion (rich people: they're forgetful!) and throwing out the weakest "it's a long way from home" attempt at a conversation opener we've ever seen, Pelley also managed to slip in a gem about how Mrs. Gates isn't like the other Texas women he knows. From the 5:29 mark in the video below:
"Now I'm from Texas too, so I can say this: you don't wear your wealth like a Dallas gal. You don't seem to be a big consumer of jewelry and cosmetics."
Translation: your desire to cure malaria and corresponding lack of shiny precious minerals confuses me. Explain yourself, lady person.